ETHIOPIAN INVASION Armed soldiers gather in an Ethiopian village. A uniformed Haile Selassie faces the camera; Ethiopian troops are seen from a distance, moving in formation in the countryside, and from close range, carrying weapons; soldiers in the field fire artillery and machine guns at Ethiopians.
HAILE SELASSIE RETURNS Fascinating historical footage of Emperor Haile Selassie I before his exile. After defending themselves against the Italian forces, Ethiopians celebrate the return of the emperor with a parade of soldiers and warriors in full battle dress.
Date: May 8, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:37:00, No Audio
ETHIOPIAN SOLDIERS PREPARES FOR WAR - 1936 Following an Italian invasion led by Benito Mussolini the citizens of Ethiopia prepare to fight back. Young men cheer and hold up guns and begin practicing manuevers to fight for their country. The Italo-Ethiopian War is often seen as one of the episodes that paved the way for World War II.
HAILE SELASSIE HOME TO FIGHT Haile Selassie, the exiled Emperor, returns to Ethiopia to lead his armies against the Italians. He flies aboard a British plane to an advanced base and is greeted by his troops. He has tea at the base and raises the flag.
DROPPING BOMBS Three Italian men squat under a small aircraft loading bombs; uniformed men step into small aircraft; airplanes are seen in the sky, flying in v formation. Bombs are dropped on Ethiopia, as seen from the inside of an airplane.
ITALY INVADES ETHIOPIA Fascist Italy invades Abyssinia, now known has Ethiopia, in October 1935. Italian planes bomb a small village, armored cars struggle over the sandy terrain, both sides use machine guns and the Ethiopian Calvary makes a charge.
BOMBING OF RED CROSS FIELD UNIT Aerials of flames and smoke from a bombing of a Red Cross field unit near Nugelli, Ethiopia. The bombs and machine gun fire kill and cripple Swedish doctors and their Ethiopian assistants. Wounded soldiers die as the raiders ignore Red Cross flags. The scene is recorded by a newsreel cameraman.
Date: 1936 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:02:37:00, No Audio
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